Tag: frugal education

Black Friday Shopping is so 3 years ago!

I am a frugal mom of 8 kids with a big Christmas shopping list.  So am I going Black Friday Shopping?  Or am I going to rush out right after the Thanksgiving dinner to start an aggressive evening of competitive shopping?  NO!  Black Friday Shopping is so 3 years ago! I spent the last 3 years...

/ October 17, 2016

How to Save on School Supplies

I know I don’t want to think about my kids going back to school yet, but I hate the last minute rush to get school supplies so I am beginning to look for good deals now.  With my big family, I have to get great deals on the supplies they need for school or it can...

/ July 28, 2016

Modest Swimsuit Sale

Ready or not, it’s swimsuit weather!  The kids are out of school and the temperature is getting warm and that means white water rafting, trips to the lake, pools, and other summer fun in the sun. This year 3 of my daughters are needing new swimsuits so I have been looking for a good swimsuit sale.  My...

/ June 14, 2016

4 Fabulous Uses For Free Samples

Who doesn’t like FREEBIES?  Getting free samples is a great way to try out new products before you buy them!  I love free samples so I am updating a list of the best freebies, free samples and giveaways each week. I recently attended a humanitarian night where we used free samples and travel size products to make...

/ May 24, 2016

Frugal, Fun, and Creative Date Ideas

With my big family of teenagers my kids are often asking me for fun and creative date ideas.  They want alternatives to the traditional dinner and a movie date that everyone seems to do.  They are looking for dates that are fun where they can talk and get to know their date.  These date ideas also...

/ May 17, 2016

Mystery Shopping: A Fun Way to Earn Extra Money

What if someone would pay you to go out with your family? Wouldn’t that be the perfect job?  It really is and it’s real!  I have been a mystery shopper off and on for years and it is the best job! When you are mystery shopping, you get paid to go out to eat, go shopping,...

/ May 16, 2016

Upcycled Styrofoam Cooler Planter Boxes

I am so happy with these upcycled styrofoam cooler planter boxes! About a week ago, I shared that I get these styrofoam coolers every month with my medication and I didn’t know how to use them.  I wrote in this post about how I wanted to make my dad proud by making something creative and useful out...

/ April 10, 2016

$1,000 Donation for School STEM Programs

Attention all teachers, home school moms, and PTA parents, don’t miss your chance to  earn up to $1,000 donation for school STEM programs from Lenovo at Pear! Registered non-profit group can earn up to a $1,000 donations for school STEM programs by getting sponsored by Lenovo on Pear. Signing up to start earning your donation for school STEM programs is...

/ April 4, 2016

Inexpensive Essential Oil Storage Solutions

If you love essential oils like I do, finding a good essential oil storage solution is very important.  I want my essential oils to be easy to find when my family wants to use them.  I also want them to be stored somewhere where they will be safe and the bottles won’t break.  Most of the...

/ March 18, 2016

7 Tips for Successful Amazon Shopping

Amazon shopping is wonderful!  As a busy, frugal mom of 8 kids, I love how shopping on Amazon  saves me time and money!  I make a purchase on Amazon several days a week and I always feel good about the things I buy. Amazon offers everything from hot tubs to toothpaste to toddler toys and everything...

/ March 7, 2016